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A hero among us

March 2, 2018

City Council

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City Council

Councilor O’Malley recognized Bud Waite for his honorable service and commitment to the City of Boston, the Commonwealth, and the United States.

Bud Waite
Veteran Waite, a West Roxbury resident, enlisted into the United States Army during World War II. He served in Company L, 260th Infantry Regiment of the 65th Infantry Division, also known as “Battle-axe”, from July 1944 to 1945. He was stationed for 16 months as an automatic rifleman in France, Germany and Austria. 

In December, Waite was honored by the French Consulate for the 60th anniversary of the Allied Invasion of Normandy, where they bestowed upon him the prestigious French Medal of Honor. In addition to his heroic service, he also is a long-time supporter of Project Bread’s Walk for Hunger, which is dedicated to alleviating, preventing and ultimately ending hunger in Massachusetts.

Thank you Bud Waite for your service and dedication to our City and country!